This hotel is literally 2 minutes from the train station - we stayed in a twin room as there were no doubles available but it was acceptable. Cosy and clean the rooms had everything we needed. There was a fridge in the room, however ours wasn't working - we weren't too bothered by this as we only stayed one night and didn't need to chill anything.
The staff were friendly and helpful even though not too many of them spoke much English. Some spoke German which was helpful. Breakfast was included and for a small hotel the spread was delicious! Croissants and Pannettone, various breads, cereal, fruit salad, yoghurt, meat, cheese, crackers, muesli and fruit! Coffee, tea and juice were also available. For an overnight stay this hotel ticks all the right boxes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just a few steps from the waterfront on Lake Lugano, the Albergo Svizzero, a family-run hotel, offers simple and comfortable, recently renovated, rooms with bathroom, Tv, safe and free Wi-Fi access. Its privileged position just opposite the train’s departure to the Monte Generoso and a few minutes from the cableway to the Monte San Giorgio, UNESCO heritage, and from the Roman Battistero of Riva San Vitale, make of it a good starting point for excursions. The hotel has a restaurant that combines regional cuisine, Mediterranean cuisine and international dishes, a pizzeria with wood oven, meat, fish and cheese fondues, and specialties from the grill… with a wide selection of wines from its cellar.The hotel has also meeting and banqueting facilities, a nice veranda and a covered terrace.Free parking for hotel guests.Public Lido with bathing possibilities at 50m.For shopping lovers, Lugano and Como, both at 15km, and the famous “Foxtown” outlet in Mendrisio are easily reached by car or by train. The railway station is only 100 m. away from the hotel. ... more less
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